How to add ebooks or documents?

You can open following file types in Outread: ePub (DRM-free), DOC, DOCX, RTF and TXT. If you have files in other formats, you can try using Calibre to convert them to TXT (documents) or EPUB (books).
To add a file available online open it in Safari, tap Open in.


And then select Open in Outread.


In other apps (e.g. Dropbox) choose a file, tap on icon, then Open in and finally Open in Outread.


It's a little more complicated with Pages. You have to: 1) Tap on button, 2) Tap Open in Another App, 3) Tap Word, 4) Tap Choose App, and 5) Tap Open in Outread.

How to add articles from Mobile Safari?

You can save articles using Outread's save extension. It's possible from any app that has the share sheet.

To activate it, tap on icon. Then, in the first row tap on the More button and switch toggle next to Outread icon.

How to add a URL or plain text?

To add any URL, simply tap on the + button on the main screen and then choose Add from a URL. To add any text, tap on + and then choose Add a Text.

Does Outread have a URL scheme?

Yes, the following URLs are supported:
  • outread:// – opens the app
  • outread://save?url=http://bbc.in/MsxPYw – saves the content of the URL

How does the Archived items section work?

Remote articles (from Instapaper, Pocket and Readability) are kept on the device for 24 hours after being archived. Local articles – added through Outread – are kept indefinitely, but you can delete them quickly by tapping on x and then on Clear (on the right of Archived items label).

Why are some articles not syncing?

At the moment there is a limit – only 250 (Instapaper, Pocket and Readability) or 75 (Pinboard) newest articles per service are synchronized. This limit ensures responsiveness on all devices.

Why are some articles not displaying properly?

Every website is different, so occasionally some of them may not work properly. As a quick fix you can open the page in Safari, select the content, copy it, and paste it into Outread (select + and then Add a Text).

I have a different question

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